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    Thanks for the reply, Jon. Those explanations...

    Thanks for the reply, Jon. Those explanations make sense. ...eddy currents in the shield?! Ok. I guess I need to get off my lazy butt and run a ground wire from my pickup cavity shielding to the...
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    Simon, thank you for the info. Iíve always...

    Simon, thank you for the info. Iíve always wondered the need to connect the shielded neck pickup cavity and the shielded control cavity with a ground wire. Everybody does this nowadays, and no...
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    FWIW - Neo Classical Shredder / Instructor, Rusty...

    FWIW - Neo Classical Shredder / Instructor, Rusty Cooley now plays a multi scale guitar. He is the most accomplished guitarist Iíve ever seen. (I had a lesson with him once) The guy has devoted his...
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    Dean Zone Bass Rebuild UPDATE

    UPDATE:

    My Dean Zone Bass Rebuild / Refinish is Finally Complete!

    Before:

    37507

    After:
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    Thanks for your post! You can tell the group the...

    Thanks for your post! You can tell the group the next time youíre together that I was a huge fan of Crate amps. I was just a kid and was trading stuff, changing guitars, etc, etc. I regret trading...
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    No way - you built Crate amps?! I have very fond...

    No way - you built Crate amps?! I have very fond memories of Crate. For me, they were very Ď80s. They were in all the guitar shops, they were pretty loud (good for playing Quiet Riot songs with,...
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    Letís break some rules! What if I got a 4Ē or...

    Letís break some rules!

    What if I got a 4Ē or a 6Ē full range speaker and used it. As long as I donít overpower it and burn the voice coil, I bet that would work fine. Keeping in mind - this is...
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    Thanks for the info. Iím located in the US and...

    Thanks for the info. Iím located in the US and that product doesnít look like itís readily available here.

    Ok, letís switch back to Simonís CA idea. What about this stuff?

    ...
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    Iíd be open to using some kind of epoxy to harden...

    Iíd be open to using some kind of epoxy to harden the fretboard. What epoxy do you guys recommend?

    I ordered my kit knowing full well the neck was going to be engineered rosewood. If it shows up...
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    Iíve got a kit coming in November thatís probably...

    Iíve got a kit coming in November thatís probably going to have an ďEngineered RosewoodĒ fretboard. What do you guys think about sealing the cardboard thing with Tru-oil?

    This guy has had success...
  11. Thanks, McCreed! That clear coat went on so...

    Thanks, McCreed!

    That clear coat went on so well, Iím considering re-spraying a bass I finished in acrylic lacquer.

    I havenít done any research on it yet but I thought Iíd ask....can one use...
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    I know Iíve already posted 2 other videos playing...

    I know Iíve already posted 2 other videos playing my EX-5 bass but this one is more of an achievement & Iím not happy with the others. I just learned this little instrumental a week or so ago.
    ...
  13. FWIW, I just hit the body with 3 coats of poly...

    FWIW, I just hit the body with 3 coats of poly from a rattle can. I really wanted to use shellac and nitro but was too worried about incompatibilities.

    Unless it really deadens the sound of the...
  14. Wow...the more I think about it, the more sense...

    Wow...the more I think about it, the more sense it makes just to use Minwax poly as recommended.


    Once I went down the oil-based stain path, I think Iíd better just stay on it with oil based...
  15. Test on scrap - yeah, Iíve heard that...

    Test on scrap - yeah, Iíve heard that before!....Now, thatís a good idea. Iíve got a body (non-PitBull) thatís ready for either:

    Schellac and lacquer

    Or

    Minwax poly.

    As stated, I donít...
  16. Oil based wood stain Compatibility Question

    I apologize it this is posted somewhere. I couldnít find it discussed, but hereís the question:

    Can one use an oil based wood stain such as Minwax, let it dry, apply shellac let it dry, then apply...
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    Interesting info gents, thank you! Probably...

    Interesting info gents, thank you!

    Probably whatís going to prevent me from doing it is finding the right speaker. Iíd like to go really small, like a 6Ē bass speaker. That may not even exist. ...
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    Yes, I recall asking about it on talkbass and got...

    Yes, I recall asking about it on talkbass and got flamed, lol! I donít remember getting a straight answer - taboo subject for some reason! I think I just need to do it and see how it sounds. It is...
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    Passive Radiator

    Iíve got an idea Iím going to try out soon.

    Iíve got a tiny 15w Behringer combo practice bass amp with an open back. I donít understand why itís not sealed. It seems itíd have a way better...
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    Youíre absolutely right, meticulously calculating...

    Youíre absolutely right, meticulously calculating bridge placement, setting action, intonation, neck relief with strings you arenít going to use retularly does not make sense!

    Thatís what I like...
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    I realize this is an old thread but I've been...

    I realize this is an old thread but I've been playing my EX-5 bass a LOT since I completed it. Itís been almost a year and time for the stock strings to come off (they did amazingly well).

    I...
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    Hey, thanks Simon!! Iíll check those tuners out.

    Hey, thanks Simon!! Iíll check those tuners out.
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    Thatís it exactly. This is a practice run. ...

    Thatís it exactly. This is a practice run. And...my skills are minimal. I really donít own any tools yet other than a coping saw and a drill.

    My ďrebuildingĒ this thing is definitely pushing my...
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    That is a great idea but....this bass guitar was...

    That is a great idea but....this bass guitar was and always will be a cheap piece of crap. It wouldnít be worth it to dowel holes, re drill add wood, widen..it be better just to get a new neck....I...
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    Simon, you are 100% correct! The Fender elephant...

    Simon, you are 100% correct! The Fender elephant ears type tuners are a really tight fit but they didnít cost too much. Itís some kind of IQ test to switch them around to get them to fit. (I am...
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